Ecuador and Belarus have committed to strengthen their economic, commercial and also in the area of science, technology and education, in the framework of a visit that the Ecuadorian Foreign Minister María Fernanda Espinosa made to that country.The diplomat met with her counterpart Vladimir Makei and at the meeting she highlighted "the importance of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations and the progress registered both on the issues of the bilateral agenda and on the international agenda," says a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador.
In that sense, both parties reiterated their commitment to strengthen relations in the economic-commercial field as well as in science and technology and education.
The foreign ministers also stressed "the importance of implementing the commitments assumed in the Memorandum of Understanding with the Eurasian Economic Union (Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan), which includes the signing of a Trade Agreement, with the aim of strengthening trade relations."
In addition, the Ministers signed a cooperation agreement between the Ministry of Culture and Heritage of Ecuador and the Belarusian Ministry of Culture, with the aim of developing and promoting cooperation in the field of culture and the arts.
At present, Ecuador has a widely favourable trade balance thanks to exports of flowers, shrimp and bananas, among other products.